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Summary In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other i...

Directed By: Laura Poitras

Citizenfour
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 38 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 159 User Ratings
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Summary In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other i...

Directed By: Laura Poitras

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 38 Critic Reviews
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97% Positive
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 38 Critic Reviews
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97% Positive
37 Reviews
3% Mixed
1 Review
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 159 User Ratings
7.6
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11% Mixed
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Generally Favorable Based on 159 User Ratings
7.6
80% Positive
127 Ratings
11% Mixed
18 Ratings
9% Negative
14 Ratings

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Production Company Praxis Films, Participant, HBO Documentary Films
Release Date Oct 24, 2014
Duration 1 h 54 m
Rating R
Tagline Witness the event that changed history: The Edward Snowden revelations.
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
• 5 Wins & 7 Nominations
Primetime Emmy Awards
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations